Mayor’s environment plans “too little, too late”

More than three years since he became Mayor, Boris Johnson today published three crucial environment strategies – for tackling climate change, reducing carbon emissions and securing London’s future water supply. But by delaying their release for so long he has left just months for the policies to be implemented before the end of this mayoral administration in May 2012.

Labour’s environment spokesman on the London Assembly, Murad Qureshi, said

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: "To delay such important policies for more than three years simply beggars belief. These are big issues – protecting homes from flooding, tackling extortionate fuel bills, fighting climate change – but we’ve now got just six months for any of the Mayor’s limited ambitions to be realised. It’s too little too late."

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http://www.london.gov.uk/week/publications

On 26 October 2011 the Mayor released three final environment strategies:

Water Strategy

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy

They can be found here: 

Murad Qureshi is a London-wide Assembly Member and is chair of the Assembly’s environment committee

For further information please contact Alison Marcroft on 0207 983 4363